Yes, you can divorce in Queens even if your spouse won’t grant a divorce within your religion.
The civil action is entirely separate from the religious one, and the religious law in question does not have jurisdiction over the courts in the State of New York.
This is actually a very common occurrence in New York, and the resolution is typically to proceed with the civil divorce.
Your spouse will ultimately be ordered to authorize the religious divorce as part of the judge’s orders, if he hasn’t already allowed it.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino are experienced with the intricacies of the faith communities that sanctify marriages – and sanction religious divorce.
We can help you obtain a legal, civil divorce that will lead the way to your religious divorce.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation with an experienced Queens divorce lawyer.